Newsletters

The AUHF publishes a newsletter, ‘Financing Housing in Africa’ for its members every month. The newsletter covers: a broad range of housing news on the African continent; a profile of an AUHF member; a profile of a non-AUHF member who is a player in the field of housing finance; a report review and; a graph on trends in the housing and housing finance space. The newsletter also markets housing finance related events, workshops and courses. Subscription to this publication is free. Click here to subscribe to AUHF’s mailing list.

28 February 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa_Feb 2013

This month in Financing Housing in Africa we look into Housing Microfinance and MicroInsurance on the African continent in our cover story, report review and graph of the month. AUHF member featured in this issue is ZB Building Society. Erdemann Property Ltd is the Player in Focus.

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18 January 2013
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Financing Housing in Africa_Jan 2013

In this issue of Financing Housing in Africa we look forward to the year ahead.

We profile AUHF member: Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation and RBA Homes as the player in focus. Our Report review and graph of the month provides some insight on Impact Investing.

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14 December 2012
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Financing Housing in Africa_ Dec 2012

This month on Financing Housing in Africa we reflect on the year 2012: tracking membership and various other developments, such as increased membership, the social networking platforms created, website improvement and various other developments that have been achieved by the AUHF in 2012. We profile AUHF member, FBC Building Society- a building society in Zimbabwe and, Ghana Home Loans as the player in focus. Our graph of the month highlights housing lending in 2011.

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22 November 2012
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Financing Housing in Africa_ Oct/Nov 2012

In this issue of Financing Housing in Africa in which we highlight the spread of Housing Finance products in Africa; we profile AUHF member Global Communities, formerly known as CHF International. We profile Azania Bank as the player in Action. The graph of the month is an illustration of financial inclusion in Africa, taken from the World Bank Development Research Group’s Finance and Private Sector Development team report on financial inclusion on the African continent.

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14 September 2012
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Financing Housing in Africa_ Sep 2012

The September issue of Financing Housing in Africa considers Chinese investment in Africa, with a report on the pro-poor urban development in China and Africa workshop. The profiled AUHF member in this issue is the National Housing Corporation Tanzania (NHC) and, the Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria (REDAN) is profiled as a player in action. The 2012 Africa Attractiveness Survey which is part of Ernst & Young’s Building Bridges series is the report reviewed, and the graph of the month is extracted from this report.

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03 August 2012
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Financing Housing in Africa_ Aug 2012

In this issue of Financing Housing in Africa we profile AUHF member Housing Finance Bank Uganda, and The Affordable Housing Company as the player in focus. A graph taken from the World Bank’s Global Findex data is the graph of the month, highlighting the complexity of Property Registration and Home Loan Penetration from a sample of 145 economies.

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06 July 2012
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Financing Housing in Africa_ Jul 2012

In this July issue of Financing Housing in Africa covering the story of Lafarge’s Housing Microfinance Programme, we profile AUHF member Swaziland Building Society. Our Player in Focus for the month is Jamii Bora, the largest microfinance institution in Kenya. We provide a review of a report titled: The ABC’s of Affordable Housing in Kenya and a graph on home loan penetration across different economies.

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01 June 2012
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Financing Housing in Africa_ Jun 2012

This 15th issue of Financing Housing in Africa highlights some some of the outcomes from a workshop on large scale housing for the urban poor, hosted by the University of Oxford’s Centre for Studies in African Economies (CSAE) in March 2012. The AUHF member profiled in this issue is the Gauteng Partnership Fund and, the player in focus is ASO Savings & Loans PLC. This month’s graph of the month depicts private capital flows to Sub- Saharan Africa from 2004 to 2011.

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04 May 2012
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Financing Housing in Africa_ May 2012

This month, Financing Housing in Africa profiles AUHF member Housing Finance Company (HFC) of the Gambia. The player in focus for the month is, Blue Rose Limited, is a company recognised as the best low income or affordable residential developer in Africa, in 2012 at the Africa Real Estate and Housing Finance awards.This issue provides a report review on Community Land Trusts and graphs the Hass Consult property index for Kenya.This issue also has a short snippet on other news: the UK’s NewBuy Scheme, download the newsletter for details.

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06 April 2012
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Financing Housing in Africa_ Apr 2012

Covering the story on crisis and innovation in East Africa Housing and providing a review on the Zimbabwe Housing Finance sector study; the April issue of Financing Housing in Africa profiles AUHF member, Central Africa Building Society (CABS)- a Zimbabwean building society. The player in action for April is, Alitheia Capital Limited, an impact investment firm in Nigeria. The graph of the month presents key microfinance trends in Sub-Saharan Africa, in a global context.

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